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? congratulations. you get the book. appreciate it. that's it for us. situation room with wolf blitzer next. >>> new evidence that the man trying to bomb times square in new york city didn't plan to stop there. this hour, we're learning more about the terror threats then and now including a potential plot to attack high-profile targets in europe. >>> also, the california governor's race gets combustible with new allegations leveled by a former housekeeper to republican candidate meg whitman. stand by for the story and brand new polls on some of the hottest political races in the nation. some will surpriseyou. our investigative correspondent will reveal how she was almost punked. political activist tried to create a fake story and embarrass cnn. wait until you hear and see these very strange details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". >>> threatened to be the most serious terror attacks since 9/11. now we're learning that he had over targets as well. a potential terror plot in europe that may have been green lighted by osama bin laden himself. let's bring in homeland security correspon
. it is great to have you with us. >> we will have much more on that story in a few moments. first, to traffic and weather. it is already quite warm out there. >> it'll be another steamy day. yesterday, we have 91 decrease for the high temperature. 95 degrees of the hyatt at the reagan -- of the high for the reagan era. take a look at the rain totals from yesterday's highly isolated storms ago. there were big drops in the heavy rainfall. just under 7/10 of an enchiladi. high temperatures in the low to mid-90's. >> it is a fantastic ride this morning. no problems to report anywhere. the beltway construction is 66. that is completely gone. no detours necessary on the beltway. they were taking every one off. 301 coming up on buoe. things are clear on 95 and 295. no problems to report on 270. this is typically the direction of the morning traffic. we will have more traffic and a little while. >> thank you. it is 4:32. some people are assessing damage after last night isolating storms. >> they believe lightning may have sparked the fire. strong winds also knocked out a tree. one resident said to is
payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo has been following the story and joins us live outside the woman's home in the south shore neighborhood. >> reporter: well, as you might guess, this incident is the talk of the neighborhood and residents are split. some are siding with the woman who open fire on two yuck children while other -- young children and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had b
you could be a taliban member and kill american soldiers. the u.s. military is so upset about this that te game has been banned from being sold on most u.s. army bases. the good news, i suppose, is here's a situation in which the united stas could have a decisive victory over the taliban. too bad it's just a game. thanks for joining my program this week. i will see you next week. >>> will this be the day iran finally freeze an america hiker? >>> three days after that deadly explosion in san bro, californ, workers return to their devastating neighborhood. >>> modern-day flavor in the united states. we've have the shocking results of seven-year investigation. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. we're waiting to see if iran is going to free detained u.s. hiker sarah shourd. shourd is one of three american hikers arrested in iran more than a year ago and accused of spying. late last week, iran announced shourd would be released, then said she wouldn't, but there'sw new hope today. we're filled in on this latest back and forth. as another delay by the iran governme
and eagerness to come to washington and change washington by new candidates is so useful. >> and remember, the republican revolution in 1994, so he knows how this works. >> yeah, he said lisa murkowski out there in alaska who is running the write-in campaign. he said she essentially is cheating by starting the write-in campaign and makes no secret he wants the ground zero mosque moved, it's not about religious liberty and he says that christine o'donnell will win in delaware. that's his prediction. >> bold predictions. >> that's a big one. >> in the meantime, here are your headlines at this hour. we're about to show you new video from baghdad this morning, iraqis walk up to a pair of deadly car bombs and the explosion torched two different neighborhoods there. 20 people killed. dozens wounded and almost simultaneous blast broke what's been a period of relative calm. >> afghans have to decide whether to accept the beginning of this election, despite modest turnout and evidence of fraud. kept many away from the polls. final results are not expected until late next month. you may remember th
on the southwest side of the city with that story for us. >>> good afternoon. the superintendent of police says despite all of the speculation, that he has to remain focused on doing his job. now, at a dedication here at new calmica academy on the southwest side, mayor richard m. daley defended weis' performance and defended his superintendent saying that he is doing a good job. now the "sun-times" report says that weis knows his days are numbered. >> i don't know who is spreading that rumor. you get a lot of blah spread every day. this man came in and did the job that was necessary. in regards to another generation of young men and women in the police department and the caps program and everything else that he has done. he has done a very, very good job and i'm proud i appointed him. >> with superintendent jody weis in attendance, the mayor praised the head of the chicago police department who faces labor trouble, a disheartened police force set to march in protest to headquarters and controversy over a recent meeting with gang leaders. weis drew fire from critics who say that his face to face
to the private sector enough for all of us. the tea party does not need to do that. the tea party is the private sector. why take on big business? they create jobs that we need to get the economy going. that is a misguided statement on his part. >>neil: obviously he is putting a wider spin on your rage that it includes those who do not listen, who do not hear you; who do not feel your sense of unfairness. >>guest: here is the bottom line. it is not private industry that spent trillions into debt, $14 trillion. it is in the big business that made the deal with the union workers for g.m. it wasn't big business who picked which banks would succeed and fail. >>neil: you can look at wall street today and it has been positive things in the market and maybe times are better, they are getting better and the market is better, and the economy is getting better so your rage is misplaced. >>guest: it is not misplaced. the economy doing better, that is wonderful. and maybe it is because the tea party has gained so much ground and so much momentum that it is doing better. bill clinton said he wanted to ask wh
at that closed door meeting with the president. what have you learned? >> democratic congressional leaders used that strategy session at the white house today to press the president to be more aggressive in helping them campaign in the final weeks before november's elections. i'm told that house speaker nancy pelosi spoke up and said the congressional democrats really want to see him do more of the kind of rally he held in wisconsin this week where he amped up the rhetoric for democratic policies and against republicans especially when it comes to the issue of jobs and the economy. i'm told that in this meeting, the president made clear there would be more campaign events coming, more are already actually on the books beyond the three rallies that have been as publicly in neve metro, pennsylvania, ohio. these sources we talked to insist the tone of the meeting was not hostile. however, democratic congressional leaders did want to hear the promise directly from the president's lips he was going to help them. i can tell you that congressional democratic sources i talked to for some timex pressed
nearby. >>> we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's robert jordan is live in evanston with the top story today. >> reporter: thank you. this all began with an explosion at about 3:56 this morning in evanston. the police descended on the park here near the nichols school. they were unable to pinpoint the location of that explosion. but a person who was in the area was out walking his dog. he says he is not usually up that early in the morning. but the dog woke him and that's with a caused him to get up and take him out at that time. >> my dog woke me up. maybe a little before 4:00 this morning. loud boom. shook the windows and everything. >> reporter: the explosion jarred the sleeping neighborhood around 4:00 in the morning. almost an hour later dale wyatt was walking his dog buddha in the park near nichols school. then the dog began to pull at his leash. >> and i thought he was chasing a rabbit because he was determined and we got about 15 feet away and i could smell but like something. and i got closer and honestly i thought it was a mannequ
putting on for a press conference to talk to us first on fox. sheriff joe in a minute. but first, the monster and the mess. your world on top of earl's collision course with our coast and what could be a collision course with cavuto and more on earl in a minute with north carolina's governor with evacuations underway and what local governments say unions are doing. in a few words, "sucking them dry." in the case of illinois, have of the state is in the red and making sure they do not declare bankruptcy and as well as harrisburg, pennsylvania, which cannot make a bond agreement but better not thing of going bankrupt. the worry is, they go under and public workers and their pensions go bust, to which one says "tough." well, that seems inevitable if the cities or states go under and they are fighting it tooth and nail. what happens? >>guest: i should say be reasonable and think of a solution. for example, if we cap the retirement age at 65 and we let people retire only at 65 and we cap the pension at 100,000 a year which is a lot of money, twice the average household income, these s
as president obama's chief of staff in the senate. white house correspondent is a savannah guthrie joins us now. what is the key impact by rahm leaving and being replaced by pete rouse? >> reporter: it's a real culture shift at the white house. rahm emanuel is a larger than life figure, somebody well known. this is going to be a real difference in style. piece rouse has been with president obama since back in his senate days. he's in old washington hand, been around forforever. he keeps a lower profile, not one of these guys you'll see out at washington parties. doesn't maintain close relationships with washington reporters. i would use the word a beloved figure inside the white house. he's something of a calm erin influence. i'm told by people who have worked with him over the years that he's somebody who has been very strategic and very smart about recruiting top talents. it's kind of a who's who of names in democratic circles. people he's recruited to work for him and anita dun being one of them. he's somebody who has a lot of xperps. he's probably going to be brought in as an acting chief o
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the pressure on as long as we can. the u.s. officials say the threats come from a variety of sources. bill: i'm losing count here, how many strikes in the past few weeks, steve. >> reporter: it's hard to count exactly. they don't give us the exact numbers, but there has been some assessment over there, according to the "wall street journal" there have been at least 20 drone strikes so far this month in the tribal regions of pakistan, that's across the border inside pakistan, the highest monthly toelt in the last six years. the necessity was hammered home during a recent congressional hearing on terror. >> today al-qaida and are in pakistan is at one of its weakest points, i would stress that the group has time and time again proven its resill lens and remains a very capable and determined area. >> reporter: the cia doesn't confirm or talk about the strikes, it is no secret it takes place. they say when conditions allow us to act in strict accord with the law we do. that's the bottom line. bill: a good reminder this war is far from over. we've seen the highest number of attacks by drones in pa
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of burning the muslim holy book saying it will cause profound damage to the u.s. interest abroad. >> although this might be one individual in florida, part of my concern is to make sure that we don't start having a whole bunch of folks all across the country think a way of our troops, sons and daughters. >> more on the latest development in florida. tom, what is the latest that you're hearing right now? >> right now we're still waiting on the so-called challenge and what is going to come of it. the reverend terry jones came out and we're expecting comments. and he's a very high up evangelical leader. he gave phone numbers out so that the imam in new york could call him. we're unsure about what the purpose of this is. they stated clearly that, a, they didn't have any contact with the parties down here and that they are not going to barter any trading here for the move up in the mosque in new york. so we're very much here waiting for word on what is going to happen. they said regardless of what happens around 3:30, 3:20 they will make more comments. they said, is it right for the imam up in new
. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled. greta is standing by to go on september 24th, 2010. i will see you tomorrow. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight. >> there were two people standing in uniform in front of apology place, one of them had a weapon. they recall hurling racial slurs. >> bill: devastating testimony from justice department official saying that the obama administration did not prosecute three black panthers because of reverse racism megyn kelly is on the case. >> i think there are way too many undocumented mexican workers here in the united states. it's time to roll up our sleeves and face this issue mano whatever the spanish word for mano is. >> bill: why is he testifying in front of congress and why are we paying for it? is this a joke? >> please don't make me do this again it is really, really hard. >> bill: perino and marshal will have analysis. >> jon, the folks are the normal people. >> is beck teed off that colbert and jon stewart will hold a rally much like he did? >> >> bill: caution, you are about to enter not spin
good anniversary, the day congress permanently established the u.s. peace corps. >>> let's start with bob woodward's book. andrea mitchell nbc news's chief correspondent and chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. let me go to andrea first. andrea, let me read to you a quote from the book. this is something obama told his aides. "i think i have two years with the public on this. they'll stand by us for two years. that's my window." that seems to be a statement that politics plays a role in his thinking about how long to keep us in afghanistan. >> i think the politics does play a role but that is a commander in chief and a president who is trying to understand what leeway he has. i think it is defensible. i have talked to michael beschloss and others who say that this is someone trying to figure out what is tolerable by the american people. i think they can explain this and say this is exactly what he is doing. >> well, he's saying how much he can get away with in terms of keeping his troops there, because his base will depart from him otherwise
for. >> can you hear us now? >> they are ready for new people to come who really understand what we the people want from our government. >> there's a tidal wave coming to delaware. it's here and the republican party of delaware is riding it. >> the democratic party from the president down was on the wrong side of pennsylvania, i stood up and bucked that party and will do it again. >> we have great common sense conservatives who are putting it on the line. >> two term alaska senator isn't giving up without a fight. >> to hell with politics, let's do what is right for alaska, let's win. >> this is joe miller against two liberals. >> time for primary debate is over. time for unity now. the time for choosing is near. >> sean: with just 42 days until november's midterm elections all eyes are on christine o'donnell, the subject of all the democratic attacks. she children. ed the gop primary last week. given the tenor of this election i think that's a badge of honor. joining me is the woman the democrats love to hate christine o'donnell, one of them, michelle bachmann is up there, sarah pa
for november 1st and november 3rd. >> thanks a lot. >>> guilty and headed to prison after providing a gun used to murder a depaul student. gave the gun to a fellow gang membership who was kicked out of a halloween party last year only to return and kill velancia. he didn't know the gun would be used in murder. the valencia family happy to see him go. >>> margaret matthews being comforted today. she is the one who shot a 12- year-old neighbor after they threw bricks at her house then at her. the incident happened yesterday afternoon. the boys have been terrorizing matthews for nearly a year. her stepson says he was defending herself. >> she shot a gun not intentionally to hurt anybody or take anyone's life. it was just out of fear of her trying to protect herself from this ongoing harassment. >> no charges being filed against ms. matthews. neighbors are helping repair her broken windows. >>> chicago plans on holding its first police entrance exam in four years because of the shortage. the experience requirements should be eliminated, one says. call telling the chicago sun times he wants to do a
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